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Smart thinking : skills for critical understanding and writing.

By: Allen, Matthew, 1965-.
Publisher: Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 2004Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xi, 193 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0195517334 (pbk.).Subject(s): Reasoning | English language -- Rhetoric | English language -- Grammar | Critical thinking | College readers
Contents:
Smart thinking -- Claims : the key elements of reasoning -- Linking : the key process in reasoning -- Understanding the links between claims -- More effective reasoning I : better claims -- More effective reasoning II : better links -- What kinds of reasoning are there? -- Research, reasoning, and analysis -- Planning and creating your reasoning -- Bringing it all together : narrative and structure.
Review: "Smart thinking is a practical, step-by-step guide to improving skills in analysis and critical thinking, and the effective communication of arguments and explanations. With an accessible and straightforward style, this book is of great use for students at university and also final-year school who are looking to improve their analytical skills."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 186-189).

1. Smart thinking -- 2. Claims : the key elements of reasoning -- 3. Linking : the key process in reasoning -- 4. Understanding the links between claims -- 5. More effective reasoning I : better claims -- 6. More effective reasoning II : better links -- 7. What kinds of reasoning are there? -- 8. Research, reasoning, and analysis -- 9. Planning and creating your reasoning -- 10. Bringing it all together : narrative and structure.

"Smart thinking is a practical, step-by-step guide to improving skills in analysis and critical thinking, and the effective communication of arguments and explanations. With an accessible and straightforward style, this book is of great use for students at university and also final-year school who are looking to improve their analytical skills."--BOOK JACKET.

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